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Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 11:51
Where is the origin of the Duggie.??
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 14:57
The river rises on Winter Hill on the West Pennine Moors, and flows for 35 miles (56 km) through several towns and onto the Ribble estuary past Tarleton, the last 10 miles (16 km) or so being tidal. In 1892 the Douglas was diverted in Wigan to allow the construction of Wigan Central railway station.
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 15:03
A new project by the Wigan Archaeology Society - Newsletter 234 (Jul 2020)
The River Douglas - A River in Time
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 15:10
Last edited by jo anne: 19th Feb 2021 at 15:11:08
That river stole thousands of footballs ,rugby balls and the like. If you hadn't got them back by the time they got to Pottery Road you'd seen the last of them. Often wonder where they all went.
Crafty Wigan rugby hired a lad to fish um out when the ball was kicked out of Central Park
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 15:40
As Angelwood so rightedly pointed out, the River Douglas .... "flows for 35 miles (56 km) through several towns and onto the Ribble estuary past Tarleton".
Yet only one of the "several towns", which it flows through, make a big deal of it. And guess which town that is?
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 16:47
I was fishing in the Duggie 30 odd years ago.
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 17:24
Tonker the big deal is in my opinion, because of the river the Romans had a base in the town. This has been proved by the dig on Millgate a few years ago and therefore it's a river to be proud of.
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 17:53
I can't believe how small-minded some people can get !
Hang on ...... Yes I can !
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 18:10
Last edited by tonker: 19th Feb 2021 at 18:12:20
It's nowt to be proud of when it's been raining heavily, because it stinks of poo
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 18:12
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 19th Feb 2021 at 18:13:22
We all have opinions Tonker, no need to be rude.
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 20:19
Wigan Archaeological Society - Douglas River Source Trip (Oct 2020)
Eric and I met at Rivington Barn for a trip onto Rivington moor. This was to see if we could trace the route of the River on the moor and perhaps find its source … Douglas Springs
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 20:23
Angelwood, I.m never rude. I just give my opinion.
Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 18:05
The water in the douglas is cleaner now than its ever been.There is fishing all over it and wigan daa lease a couple of stretches.A lot of work has been done by the environment agency over the years as they do on all waters in the country.
Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 18:43
Tue 22nd Jun, 10am - 3pm
Starting at Crooke Bridge 47
Replied: 21st Jun 2021 at 18:32
Plenty candidates for community service to pay their sentences off.... draft them in first for the grotty stuff.
Replied: 7th Jun 2022 at 18:34
Eco Action Day
Wed 27th July, 10am-3pm
Learn about what lives in our local rivers & what we can do to help rivers & drains flow. There also be lots of creative activities, educational talks, demonstrations & fun!
Replied: 15th Jul 2022 at 17:18
it is200% better than in early 50s when we used to go skimming for bloodworm in the dougie and it depended what colour water was on what colour they was using at pincroft dye works in adlington
Replied: 15th Jul 2022 at 17:45
Last edited by watchalot: 15th Jul 2022 at 18:32:03
"Learn about what lives in our local rivers ......"
But there's only one river local to Wigan?
Replied: 15th Jul 2022 at 20:33
I would guess that they are talking about and including 'Main Rivers' of which there are many in Wigan area. These are different to Rivers but subject to the same responsibilities.
Replied: 15th Jul 2022 at 21:06
*Eco Action Day
Wed 27th July, 10am-3pm*
(See above - 15th Jul, 17:18)
Replied: 26th Jul 2022 at 21:35